Two Wedgwood creamware vases, circa 1765-70
Lot 108
Two Wedgwood creamware vases, circa 1765-70
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,049) inc. premium
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Two Wedgwood creamware vases, circa 1765-70
Both of globular form on pedestal feet, one applied with floral garlands hanging from three lion heads highlighted with cold gilding, 22.3cm high (minor cracks), the other applied with well-modelled flower garlands tied with swags, 25.3cm high (neck restored) (2)


  • The vase with gold decoration is illustrated by Roger Massey, Understanding Creamware, Creamware re-examined (2005) p.20, pl.7. In the summer of 1765 Queen Charlotte ordered an elaborate 'service of Staffordshire ware' through Miss Deborah Chetwynd, Seamstress and Laundress to the Queen. The order was to include 'A complete sett of tea things, with a gold ground & raised flowers upon it in green...'. On 6 July 1765 Josiah wrote to his brother John of his intentions to make best use of the opportunity by also enclosing 'two setts of Vases, Creamcolour engine turn'd, & printed'. Reilly, Wedgwood I (1989) p.201. Globular vases with similar applie0d floral garlands with masks were produced at Worcester in the early 1770s. Vases of this type with 'High crown'd hats' are discussed by Gaye Blake-Roberts, Josiah Wedgwood's early cream-coloured earthenware vases, This Blessed Pot, This Earth (2011) p.87.
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